BAMMA have confirmed they will return to London after more than three years away from the English capital with their BAMMA 31 event on September 15.
The promotion announced the news on social media, with tickets set to go on sale Friday, June 23 for the show hosted at The SSE Arena Wembley.
— BAMMA (@BAMMA) June 19, 2017
BAMMA 31, which is also known as BAMMA London, will see the crowning of a new welterweight champion, as long destined rivals, Londoners Nathan Jones and Alex Lohore clash.
Also set for BAMMA London, featherweight champion Damien Lapilus defends his championship against London’s Daniel Crawford, who earned his title shot by starching Ronnie Mann in the first of their fight at BAMMA 29.
The first two bouts were announced on BAMMA.com.
The location for BAMMA 31, The SSE Wembley Arena, last played host to Bellator 179 on May 19 and featured welterweights Jones and Lohore.
Jones was incredibly impressive that night, smashing Umer Kayani in a one-sided affair, snatching the rear-naked choke submission at 4:35 of round one for the win.
As for Lohore, he was equally stunning, stopping 29-fight veteran Dan Vinni in the second round of their fight, for his 12 career victory.
BAMMA’s last London event took place on April 5, 2014, at the Copper Box Arena and saw current WWE-NXT superstar Gzim Selmani shock the UK MMA scene, submitting heavyweight standout Oli Thompson in just 18 seconds.
The promotion’s next event is BAMMA 30, which takes place on July 7 from the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland. In the main event of that show, Shay Walsh and BAMMA Lonsdale champion Alan Philpott face off for the BAMMA bantamweight championship.
Also on that card, BAMMA legend Rob “C4” Sinclair returns to the promotion where he crafted his name, to face off against former UFC fighter Paul Redmond. Sinclair had previously announced his retirement in September 2016, following a string of injury problems and a decision loss to up and comer Charlie Leary.